Donald Trump’s recent comments about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have added another layer of intrigue to the already heated 2024 GOP presidential primary race. Trump’s remarks, made during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, center on DeSantis’s alleged use of high-heel lifts inside his cowboy boots.
Trump didn’t hold back, suggesting that DeSantis “walks like a duck” because he is wearing these purported lifts and hinting that a skilled debater could force him to remove his shoes to reveal the inserts. Trump’s comments come in the midst of an ongoing controversy surrounding DeSantis’s height-boosting footwear.
DeSantis has faced scrutiny and speculation over whether he uses high-heel lifts to appear taller. He has vehemently denied these claims, maintaining that he stands at 5’11” and that his boots do not have any such lifts. Despite his denials, the story has gained traction on social media and in various news outlets, with some even conducting investigations into the matter.
Videos of DeSantis tripping onstage during debates have gone viral, further fueling the debate about his footwear. Trump himself mocked DeSantis’s walking during a November rally, and other political figures, including former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Senator John Fetterman, have joined in on the mockery.
This clip of PBD putting Ron DeSantis on the spot about his high heel boots ? pic.twitter.com/m76YUYfAdm
— LeftMap ? (@leftmapcs) October 31, 2023
The 2024 GOP primary race is intensifying, with Trump leading DeSantis in polling both nationally and in individual states. DeSantis has also fallen behind Haley in some polls. With the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary just around the corner, the competition among Republican contenders is heating up.
President Trump mocks Ron DeSanctimonious for stumbling on the debate stage in his high heels. pic.twitter.com/JJlvDU9HAc
— Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) November 11, 2023
Trump’s comments not only add an element of humor to the race but also highlight the scrutiny and intense rivalry among the contenders vying for the Republican nomination in 2024.